Power Automate plugin for ChatGPT – ask Synergy Software Systems

September 27th, 2023 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

OpenAI’s ChatGPT, AI-powered chatbots captured the world’s imagination because these enable users to gain knowledge, understand nuances around complex topics, and be creative using a simple chat interface.

This experience aligns directly with Power Automate’s goal for everyone to benefit from the power of automation.

We now have a preview of a dedicated plugin for ChatGPT that lets users leverage the automation capabilities of Power Automate, directly from the ChatGPT experience!

Power Automate plugin for ChatGPT

Power Automate plugin for ChatGPT enables users to create, list and run flows from ChatGPT.

It leverages Power Automate’s natural language to flow authoring experience to help users create flows directly from ChatGPT.

The brand new “Skills Connector” and “Run a flow from Copilot trigger” helps you to discover and to invoke flows from the ChatGPT interface.

The plugin always ensures that you can either review the created flow, or which flow was selected to be run before it is executed. This human-in-the-loop oversight is critical to help users benefit from the power of generative AI responsibly.

Enabl3 makers to author no-code skills for ChatGPT

The new Copilot trigger, makers can create custom flows to be invoked directly from within ChatGPT, to increase ChatGPT’s capabilities without writing any code.

A maker can write flows that use the power of 1000+ connectors, together with desktop automation, and AI-based intelligent automation, and invoke those from the familiar ChatGPT experience. Or they can combine this plugin with other plugins to build transformative experiences.

ChatGPT is the first chat-based Large Language Model (LLM) experience that uses this new integration.

Getting Started with the Power Automate plugin for ChatGPT

The Power Automate plugin for ChatGPT is available for all ChatGPT Plus users. Once you have a Power Automate account and a ChatGPT Plus account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your ChatGPT account and go to the Plugins section
  2. Find and install the Power Automate plugin
  3. Log in to your Power Automate account and authorize the plugin

To start conversing with ChatGPT, use a prompt such as “Create a flow to post a notification to a Teams channel when a new file is added to a SharePoint folder”.

Use prompts such as “Show my flows” or “What are all my flows” to see a list of flows ChatGPT knows about. Only flows that use the new trigger are exposed to ChatGPT.

Create and run your first Flow from ChatGPT

Use Power Automate Plugin for ChatGPT to run flows. Any flow that has the “Run a flow from Copilot” trigger can be invoked from within ChatGPT. – these Flows are called “Skills”. Follow the steps below to author your first Flow-based skill:

  1. Login to the Power Automate portal, and use the Default environment
  2. Select Create on the left side menu
  3. Choose “Instant cloud flow
  4. Choose “Run a flow from Copilot” as the trigger
  5. Add any inputs to the trigger that you want to collect as part of the run. For example, if your flow will perform an approval, what’s the Title, Description, etc.
  6. Add any actions to the flow, based on what you want the flow to do. All the power of Power Automate is at your disposal! For example, to just create an approval, just add that action to the flow
  7. Save the flow with a name that signifies what the flow does Ex: “Create an approval”
  8. Test the flow to ensure it does what you’ve intended using the Test or Run Flow option

Run this flow from ChatGPT with prompts relevant to the title and description of your flows, for example “Create an approval” or “Start an approval”. ChatGPT will reply with a link to run the flow where you enter and review any inputs to the flow before submitting the flow run.

Flow run experience from ChatGPT



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